Knee Pain

IMPORTANT FACTS

Anyone can experience knee problems. However, the major risk factors are age, being overweight, and having a job that requires you to stand for long periods.

Knee pain can be acute or chronic. Acute injuries include broken bones or torn ligaments. Chronic pain includes arthritis and bursitis.

Surgery is not always the answer. There are many noninvasive treatments to try before considering surgery. The knee is complex. It is composed of 4 bones, 3 joints,14 ligaments and relies on 12 muscles to function properly.

WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Carolinas Pain Center offers a wide variety of treatment options for the knee as we are aware many people respond differently to treatment based on their specific situation.

  • Stem Cell Therapy

  • Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

  • Physical Therapy or Exercises 

  • Steroid Injections (Cortisone) 

  • Viscous Supplementation Injections (A gel-like substance is injected once a week for 5 weeks) 

  • Genicular Nerve Blocks 

  • Radiofrequency Ablation of Genicular Nerves 

  • Traumeel/Zeel Injections (A homeopathic alternative to steroids) 

  • Prolotherapy 

  • Dextrose Injection 

Ultrasound Imaging

  • Ultrasound guided injections improves accuracy for knee injections. 
  • Ultrasound is a cost effective imaging technique. 
  • You will not be exposed to radiation.

COMMON CAUSES OF KNEE PAIN

TYPES OF ARTHRITIS

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Pseudogout

MECHANICAL PROBLEMS

  • Loose body
  • Meniscal tear
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Dislocated knee cap
  • Hip or foot pain